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Re: Obama Criticizes iPad During Commencement Speech

NSpirit ·
They would choose to highlight the x-box, i-pad tangent instead of where he was speaking, and to whom he was speaking The president seemingly injected a tiny bit of his own frustration with the media's constant scrutiny of his alleged socialist, radical marxist ways...however, it was a weird thing to say since these gadgets are also making the population more informed with quick access to information and an informed citizenry is a positive thing. I think the President's intent was to convey...
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Cholly ·
Exerpt: President Obama's Commencement Speech: University Of Michigan,May 1, 2010. "The problem is that this kind of vilification and over-the-top rhetoric closes the door to the possibility of compromise. It undermines democratic deliberation. It prevents learning - since after all, why should we listen to a "fascist" or "socialist" or "right wing nut?" It makes it nearly impossible for people who have legitimate but bridgeable differences to sit down at the same table and hash things out.
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Re: Obama Criticizes iPad During Commencement Speech

EbonyRose ·
I don't see what the problem is? Sounds to me like he told them kids things they needed to hear.
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kresge ·
Transcript of President Barack Obama's Commencement Address at Hampton UniversityTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you, Hampton. Thank you, Class of 2010. (Applause.) Please, everybody, please have a seat. AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) That's why I'm here. I love you guys. Good morning, everybody. AUDIENCE: Good morning. THE PRESIDENT: To all the mothers in the house: As somebody who is surrounded by women...
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Xumbrarchist ·
The problem is distinguishing information for BS . All information is not equally important and plenty of people knowingly and unknowingly spread information. So how are people supposed to distinguish, What about Ronald Reagan and Iran/Contra? LOL The media is too dumb to ask about the distribution of steel in a skyscraper. It's not just about XBox and the iPad. Xum
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EbonyRose ·
Does anybody know why some people are all up in arms about this?? Personally, the quote itself (and actually the entire speech which I happened to catch in the wee hours of the morning on CSPAN this morning) kinda went over my head .... but, I figured that since he wasn't talking to me, maybe it just wasn't for me to understand what he was talking about!! But what's the big deal?? If he WAS dissing the IPad ... so what? Without owning one myself (or like the President, knowing how to 'make...
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Re: Obama Criticizes iPad During Commencement Speech

Kocolicious ·
Well....you know what I'm gonna say...right? Leave. My. President. Alone I agree students need to continue using the old fashion source for information and not depend solely on the internet or other electrical mechanics for truth. Just cuz it's quicker, doesn't mean what you get is accurate. Plus it's a disservice if you've been trained to gather data/info traditionally...why throw all that away? Especially if the motivation is questionable. The media should be an AID to acquire resources of...
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Yemaya ·
ER they are up in arms because its President Obama. No sense in denying or making excuses for these folks. This goes back to that propaganda thing. Everything he says or does those who propagate attack or criticize. Period. They look for things to spin.
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Re: Obama Criticizes iPad During Commencement Speech

NSpirit ·
The cracker-centric media picked through a lovely speech in which the president seemed to establish a good rapport with the audience to set up a faux fight with i-pad? ooh ooh let me guess, now they gonna be camped out in Steve Jobs front yard to bombard him with microphones asking for a quote about the president's alleged "criticism" and miserably fail to see the inspiration and interaction between a Black POTUS and the HBCU audience which was somewhat groundbreaking. Even Huffington Post?
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Yemaya ·
NSpirit, yah I'm feeling you sentiments. And you will have some in the black press who will do the same thing. A specific online publication comes to mind. Frankly, they are at times just as bad as the MSM.
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EbonyRose ·
.... Well allrighty , then!! LOL Thanks for the clarification. I thought I was missing something .... but, I guess it makes perfect sense now ... because it actually makes no sense at all!! White folks need to get a grip! The man said waaaay too much else in that speech for "Obama Criticizes iPad During Commencement Speech" to have been a headline for a story about it. Sheesh.
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NSpirit ·
Reference: White folks need to get a grip! The man said waaaay too much else in that speech for "Obama Criticizes iPad During Commencement Speech" to have been a headline for a story about it. Yeah, at first i was just trying to figure out what the President was trying to say and why he felt the need to say it, but i think the crackers have gotten on my nerves with this one. They did not write about 1100 black people receiving college degrees . They did not write about the history of Hampton...
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Re: Obama’s Africa Speech: Lies, Hypocrisy, and a Prescription for Continued African Dependence

DennisKalita ·
Beyond jaw-dropping, no illusions, we should be versed in the ageless craft of power/money. Greed-blinded idiots are hell-bent on destroying the world. Just as it’s always been. Quarterly profits trump care for future generations. Racism is just one symptom of this arrogance/ignorance The Goddess, a/k/a Weather is now slapping us back for our species’ ignorant actions. We have a species problem, folks! . The cure, if possible, is spiritual, not the usual political psychoses. That’s our long...
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Re: Obama’s Africa Speech: Lies, Hypocrisy, and a Prescription for Continued African Dependence

sunnubian ·
"Racism is just one symptom of this arrogance/ignorance" ******************************************************************************* This is KEY to the masses of the world connecting the dots to what is really going on.
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Re: Obama’s Africa Speech: Lies, Hypocrisy, and a Prescription for Continued African Dependence

Kocolicious ·
First off, Africa has been in trouble since the invasion of the Eurasians i.e. Hyksos several thousand years ago. Secondly, no one cares about Africa....not even Africans. Which is clearly with all the backward rituals and customs behind the guise of religion or tradition-a direct result of slavery...after ALL these years!!! You would THINK Africans KNOW who the REAL enemies are....but! They are BLINDED with the shield of slavery and the value system of worth. And that is why we will NEVER...
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Re: White House Considering Big Cave To Republicans On Judges

roarin1 ·
Such 'considerations' are repugnant. And for anyone (first of all,) to play politics like a hand of poker is repugnant as well, because the stakes are the amerikkkan public. But why should any of that matter when the man at the top, is found to be 'irresistable' by the masses? It doesn't matter that he may be devoid a scrotum or it's contents, thats just the general 'attitude' of amerikkkan politics.....correct? If elections have consequences, then this one has been a disaster of biblical...
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Re: Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage

sunnubian ·
Global Trade Watch Share Slate.com 's poignant words on the devastating effects of corporate-driven free trade in Detroit: http://bit.ly/15IJeGU <form action="/ajax/ufi/modify.php" class="commentable_item hidden_add_comment" id="u_jsonp_11_19" method="post"><input name="charset_test" type="hidden" value="€,´,€,´,水,Д,Є" /><input name="fb_dtsg" type="hidden" value="AQBumN6E" /><input name="feedback_params" type="hidden"...
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Re: Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage

sunnubian ·
Leaked Emails Reveal Conspiracy to Throw Detroit Into Bankruptcy July 24, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 6 Detroit’s Kevin Orr (center) flanked by Mayor Dave Bing (left) and Gov. Rick Snyder (right) AFRICANGLOBE – Leaked emails show that as far back as January, there were backroom discussions being held between Detroit and Lansing public officials and corporate law firm Jones Day suggesting that the best course for Detroit would be to send it through Chapter 9...
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Re: Tea Party Brings Out the Mean, Bad, and Ugly Over Fiscal Cliff

sunnubian ·
This is what I've been saying all along, that republicans' loyalty is to their corporate bosses, not to the United States of America, and certainly not to American citizens. American citizens are just expendable annoyances cluttering their path to handing this country over to corporations. Besides, America's southern dominated "republicans" know that the south can't "rise again" without economic instability in America, it's a win-win for America's southern dominated republican politicians.
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Re: Tea Party Brings Out the Mean, Bad, and Ugly Over Fiscal Cliff

Xumbrarchist ·
So when will decades of stupid economic ceilings come crashing down? What will become of the global economic delusion? Our economists are liars and we have believed them for 60 years. Can we ignore Demand Side Depreciation forever? Can the politicians figure out that the economists are liars? Do they only hire the economists who tell them the lies they want to hear? Xum
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: Do they only hire the economists who tell them the lies they want to hear? Xum Yep!!
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Xumbrarchist ·
MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men". What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed? Xum
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EbonyRose ·
So who died and made this FOOL the Bible Police??
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EbonyRose ·
And why doesn't he think MLK wouldn't be sickened by the sight of such an exceptional Black academic mind prostituting his intellect to the highest-bidding White, elite, Ivy League institution to share his vast amount of knowledge .... instead of dedicating it to the enlightenment of his OWN knowledge-thirsty people? Before calling somebody else a "sell-out" ... he needs to grab a dictionary and find a mirror to get a better understanding of what that word means.
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Kocolicious ·
West said: "The righteous indignation of a Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes a moment of political calculation. And that makes my blood boil. Why? Because Martin Luther King, Jr died…he died…for the three crimes against humanity that he was wrestling with. Jim West said: Jim Crow, traumatizing, terrorizing, stigmatizing Black people. Lynching, not just ‘segregation’ as the press likes to talk about. Well...my brotha that's four crimes you cited not three........that's first. Getting old eh?
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Kocolicious ·
Excuse me yall...I should have said dancing for massa in WHITE face. I am soooooo mad at this kneegrow. Can you tell? But!
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men". What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed? Xum That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying. There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody.
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Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men". What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed? Xum That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying. There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody. Absolutely!!
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Kocolicious ·
Excuse me....West made himself a target by PERSONALLY attacking my President!!!! If he can give it....certainly he SHOULD be able to take it.
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Kocolicious ·
By the way....TRUST me I am perfectly capable of telling all THIS [which I cited in my above commentary] to HIS face i.e. whether it's black, white or otherwise. Makes me no difference. I stand my ground, Cuz I'm a grown azz woman.
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men". What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed? Xum That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying. There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody. Well ... we don't...
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Kocolicious ·
AMEN my sista
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Cholly ·
I'll just take a wild guess and say that Tavis and West won't attempt in the next 4 years to get an official appointment to see President Obama at the White House in the Oval Office to discuss their poverty agenda since they have already started bitchin' and moaning 3 days before the President took his second oath of office and sworn in. Brother West has a complaint, address your disdain to the King children since they lent the Bible and permission of use to President Obama. And what in the...
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Xumbrarchist ·
Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover http://www.theonion.com/articl...-with-ceremon,30974/
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Kocolicious ·
Brotha Cholly.... I like the WAY you think Truly.
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Dissident ·
Oh Lord! Now Dr. West is the villain. Who will the villain be next week? Some people don't care, I guess. The truth is just a matter of inconvenience. If Dr. King were alive today, he would be the first person in Obama's face to repudiate his extra-judiciary killings, NDAA, Patriot Act, big bank/Wall Street bailouts, and lack of interest in people who are truly suffering. And what is most egregious is that Obama is a Constitutional Lawyer. I mean Bush was a real ignoramus who could cry dumb...
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Dissident ·
My favorite quote from Dr. King is the one I call "The MLK that Amerikkka likes to ignore." Dr. King is always viewed and treated like some super pro-America non-violent and weak kind of guy. But then I researched this quote: "And don't let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, "You're too...
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EbonyRose ·
So .... what's the difference between DRONES that have killed innocent civilians, women and children .... and the (flesh and blood) American SOLDIERS that have ALSO (often intentionally) killed innocent civilians, women and children? (Besides the President who's sent each to do what they've done??)
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Cholly ·
Quote by Dissident: "Oh Lord! Now Dr. West is the villain. Who will the villain be next week?" Dr. West isn't the villian. No one considers him a villian but he's not helping his case being depicted as one because he beginning the second term of Obama's presidency the very same way he started and ended the first term.......complaining and bitchin' alongside Tavis about the President not doing absoluty nothing or anything about the African American community, poor people and poverty when they...
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Cholly ·
Quote by ER: "So .... what's the difference between DRONES that have killed innocent civilians, women and children .... and the (flesh and blood) American SOLDIERS that have ALSO (often intentionally) killed innocent civilians, women and children?" The difference? Less green body bags and American flag draped coffins of dead American troops who will more than likely, return back home to their families and loved ones probably physically and/or mentally wounded/injured or maybe not harmed in...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Cholly: No one considers him a villian but he's not helping his case being depicted as one because he beginning the second term of Obama's presidency the very same way he started and ended the first term.......complaining and bitchin' alongside Tavis about the President not doing absoluty nothing or anything about the African American community, poor people and poverty when they have, probably more than anyone else, the knowledge and unique ability to get direct assess...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Cholly: Quote by ER: "So .... what's the difference between DRONES that have killed innocent civilians, women and children .... and the (flesh and blood) American SOLDIERS that have ALSO (often intentionally) killed innocent civilians, women and children?" The difference? Less green body bags and American flag draped coffins of dead American troops who will more than likely, return back home to their families and loved ones probably physically and/or mentally...
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sunnubian ·
A Question For Both Tavis Smiley And Cornel West January 21, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Tavis Smiley and Cornel West AFRICANGLOBE – Mr. Tavis Smiley, do you intend to return the Millions of dollars that you reportedly made from herding poor Black people and Hispanics into the Wells Fargo “Ghetto Loan” scam to the people who lost their money and homes? And Dr. West, In your learned opinion, what is the appropriate course of action for your friend and...
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Kocolicious ·
Oh my But!
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Muhammad Cipher ·
So Dr. West should be made to answer a question about a sponsorship relationship Tavis had with Wells Fargo, who are the ones (not Tavis) who made loans (as all the banks did) based on fraudulent terms? That sadly confirms the quality of writing that is acceptable on AfricaWeb. And as is the trend, many are tying desperately to not deal directly with the issues raised by Dr West.
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Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: So Dr. West should be made to answer a question about a sponsorship relationship Tavis had with Wells Fargo, who are the ones (not Tavis) who made loans (as all the banks did) based on fraudulent terms? That sadly confirms the quality of writing that is acceptable on AfricaWeb. And as is the trend, many are tying desperately to not deal directly with the issues raised by Dr West. Indeed. None of that has anything to do with Dr. West is saying here. Oh...
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sunnubian ·
I posted this because I thought it was an interesting article, not only because of the author's somehow trying to pin Wellsfargo's unethical and racist lending practices on Tavis Smiley (for M.C.'ing an event, seminars, etc., of all things), but, also how there appears to be an African American machine behind the destruction of the the reputation of both Smiley and West. How was Smiley to know that Wellsfargo was going to engage in such practices ahead of time, before the rest of the...
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Kocolicious ·
Yeah but! If Tavis was detailed and adamant about knit-picking essential information the WAY he does my President....he would have exposed the hidden agenda of Wells Fargo in the interim, So...he doesn't GET a pass on that from me, If he used his research skills and critical thinking tools to investigate those he is supporting, the WAY he does my President in his criticism of him,......his NAME wouldn't be highlighted in this unethical lending scam right now cuz he would have FOUND out...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: And as is the trend, many are tying desperately to not deal directly with the issues raised by Dr West. .... yeah, but none more desperately than West, himself!!
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I posted this because I thought it was an interesting article, not only because of the author's somehow trying to pin Wellsfargo's unethical and racist lending practices on Tavis Smiley (for M.C.'ing an event, seminars, etc., of all things), but, also how there appears to be an African American machine behind the destruction of the the reputation of both Smiley and West. You know .... while I would agree that trying to put blame on Tavis for knowingly trying...
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